Twenty-Ninth Annual Central Coast Wine Classic “California Wine & Cuisine at its Finest”, Celebrates the Wineries of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo & Monterey Counties and the Napa Valley


The 2013 Central Coast Wine Classic recently announced the Schedule of Activities for the Twenty-Ninth Annual Central Coast Wine Classic, to be held from July 11th through 14th, in Avila Beach, Shell Beach and San Simeon on the Central Coast of California. From net proceeds from the Wine Classic, specific projects are funded for 501(c)3 non-profit corporations in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties whose missions are in the Healing, Performing or Studio Arts.

Thursday, July 11 (3 PM to 5 PM) – Barrel Tasting, featuring Yet-to-be-Released Wines from an array of California wineries, at the Avila Lighthouse Suites in Avila Beach-$30.00 per person

Thursday, July 11 (5 PM) – Dinner at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, featuring the culinary artistry of Renowned Chefs from throughout California, including Chef Kurt Grasing of Grasing’s in Carmel, Chef Levi Mezick from 1833 in Monterey, Chef John Cox from Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, Chef Percy Whatley of the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite, Chef James Sly, Chef-Owner of Sly’s in Carpinteria, and Chef Michael Hutchings of Michael’s Catering in Santa Barbara, coordinated by Chef James Sly’s Team, six courses with matching Wines from Vintner Dignitaries – $1250.00 Per Person Patron Sponsorship Required, which includes the Barrel Tasting, Auction, Auction Luncheon and Reserve Tasting *Luxury Coach Transportation departing from & returning to the Avila Lighthouse Suites and Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in Shell Beach is included.

Friday, July 12

8:30 AM to 1:30 PM – Cycling Classic with Carissa Chappellet, transportation from the Avila Lighthouse Suites into the Edna Valley and cycling among wineries in the Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley – $75.00 per person

10 AM to 11:30 AM – San Luis Obispo County Chardonnay Symposium, at the Avila Lighthouse Suites-$50.00 per person

2 PM to 3:30 PM – Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Symposium, “The Venerable, the Relatively New & the New,” at the Avila Beach Golf Resort – $65.00 per person

7 PM to 10 PM – Justin Winemaker Dinner at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa – $95.00 per person

7 PM to 10PM – VIP Outdoor Winery Dinner Dance & Paulee at the Avila Beach Golf Resort, hosted by special Wineries from San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County and the Napa Valley, featuring the Cuisine of Chef Meghan Loring of Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa and exhilarating music from a Vibrant San Luis Obispo Area Band -$95.00 per person

Saturday, July 13

10 AM to 11:30 AM – French Burgundy Symposium featuring Renowned Collector and Burgundy Expert, John Tilson, Creator & Publisher of “The Underground Wine Letter,” featuring outstanding White & Red Burgundies from special producers – $125.00 per person

Noon to 5 PM – Rare & Fine Wine & Lifestyle Live Auction, Silent Auction and Luncheon, featuring the Eclectic Cuisine of Chef Rick Manson of Chef Rick’s in Santa Maria


All Auction activities are at the Official Host Auction Venue, the Avila Beach Golf Resort. *Silent & Live Auctions, Luncheon & Live Auction Catalog are included in the attendance price.-$125.00 per person

Sunday, July 14

11 AM to 12:30 PM – Santa Barbara County Syrah Symposium, at the Avila Beach Golf Resort-$50.00 per person

1 PM to 4 PM – Reserve Wine Tasting, featuring the Most Special Wines of 50 California Wineries, with culinary samplings from fine Central Coast restaurants and the eclectic music of Soul Sauce, at the Avila Beach Golf Resort-$50.00 per person

The Central Coast Wine Classic website is For further information and reservations, please contact Archie McLaren, (805) 544-1285; fax (805) 595-2742;


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